DIY: New York Bike Lanes

I haven’t done my daily rounds of the bike blogs, but I’m quite sure this video will be on all of them.  City officials removed a controversial strip of bicycle lane in Williamsburg, NY.  It was controversial because the local Hasidic community was offended by scantily-clad women riding by.  Apparently a few cyclists took issue with the lane removal, and so they put it back.  A.V. Club (New York) has covered the story.

A.V. Club also makes reference to Toronto’s Urban Repair Squad, who do bad-ass things like dress up as construction workers and paint bike lanes in the middle of the day.

Here’s a pretty hilarious video that explains what they do (apparently they are old-timey. Can’t help but love that).

People power.  Watch out.


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